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GLRPPR Contacts: Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center

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Chicago State Neighborhood Assistance Center
Chicago State University, Dept. of Geography, Sociology, Economics & Anthropology
321 Williams Science Center, 9501 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598
Telephone: 773-995-2186
www.csu.edu/NAC/

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  • Local

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  • Not Available

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  • The Fredrick Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center (NAC) provides technical and research assistance to neighborhood based, community, and economic development organizations. Housed in the Department of Geography, Sociology, Economics and Anthropology at Chicago State University and drawing heavily on the resources and skills of the department, the NAC endeavors to involve faculty and students from across the university. The NAC applies discipline specific skills to the solution of neighborhood problems and acts to increase the level of service to the community by the university. The main goal of the NAC is to foster self-reliant community development. This is accomplished by: Assisting in the development of neighborhood planning projects in ways that enable neighborhood residents to develop their own strategies for neighborhood maintenance and revitalization. Performing land use and housing quality surveys, feasibility studies, market analyses, food and social service access analyses, grant writing assistance, and database construction. Mapping assistance and spatial analyses using the department's Geographic Information System (GIS) laboratory. Maintaining documents and data pertaining to land use, community health, housing, economic development, and community planning. Students can become involved in NAC projects through internships, work study positions and funded research assistantships. The Calumet Environmental Resource Center (CERC) is a unit of the Fredrick Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center (NAC) and is a repository for environmental information relating the Calumet region in southeast Chicago and northwestern Indiana. CERC resources are available to students, faculty, and members of the community. The NAC is named after Fredrick Blum, emeritus professor of Geography, long-time supporter of community planning and neighborhood development, and originator of the idea for the NAC.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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